Ok, so back to breastmilk. No problem, I was dairy free and all, well wait... my supply had dropped. I didn't make enough so time to start all the tricks to start producing more milk, right? It was easy. Teas, water, blessed thistle, brewers yeast, power pumping 3 times a day... except it didn't work.
In those first few weeks as my daughters’ weight dropped further and further below their birth weight, people would encourage me to just keep going and just feed wherever and whenever. Now I recognise that for someone with a milk supply that is even remotely sufficient that this is good advice. But when your milk is trickling out like blood from a stone and you have a hungry baby screaming constantly for food, it’s a horrible, horrible feeling.
The hashtag #TreeOfLife has been a huge trend over the last few months with women sharing edited feeding photos, many with personal anecdotes about the image. Many are visually stunning and heartwarming reads. The creators at PicsArt state: “The Tree of Life has served as a symbol for connecting all forms of creation throughout most of… Continue reading #TreeOfLife; Inclusive Of All Mothers?
Anna Meads, Mummy Blogger of 'Diary Of A Mixed Up Mum', shares her experience when it came to feeding her children Theo (2) & Daisy (5 months): "When I was pregnant with my son, I was determined that I was going to breastfeed him for at least six months. When he was born he latched… Continue reading My Feeding & Attachment Struggles
Sarah Dowsett emailed her story to Don't Judge Just Feed, and I'm so very honoured she chose our support network to share her emotional journey. When reading her low moments, it brought me to tears as I could completely relate to those dark periods in motherhood. I was also very saddened that the care she… Continue reading I never slept, I never relaxed; My son never slept, he never relaxed.
Lifestyle Blogger, Jazmine L. Coats of ‘Simply Little Things’ contacted the Don’t Judge Just Feed campaign to share the challenges she faced trying to get her precious daughter nourished… “To anyone who knows me personally, you are probably familiar with the struggles my husband and I have had when it came to feeding our little… Continue reading Our Journey to FED